James Franco to release Smiths-inspired album

James Franco to release Smiths-inspired album

Hollywood actor James Franco and his band have penned a record deal and will release an album and film inspired by iconic indie outfit The Smiths. Daddy, a musical partnership between Franco and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, have already released a song inspired by This Charming Man (see video below). And now, debut album Let Me Get What I Want – titled in reference to The Smiths’ 1984 song Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What…

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Jersey Boys to return to Edinburgh

Jersey Boys to return to Edinburgh

Jersey Boys is set to return to The Edinburgh Playhouse in March. The Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, which enjoyed a successful three-week run at the theatre in October last year as part of its first ever UK tour, will return to Edinburgh from Tuesday 1 – Saturday, 5 March 2016. The popular Broadway and West End musical, which has now been seen by nearly 23 million people worldwide, tells the remarkable story of…

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Star Trek boldly returns to TV

Star Trek boldly returns to TV

Star Trek is set to beam back to the small screen when a new television series launches in January 2017, CBS has announced. According to the show’s website, it will “introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations”. The hugely successful Star Trek franchise – which generates more than a billion social media impressions every month – celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. “There is no better time to give Star Trek fans…

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Jess Glynne sings Children in Need single

Jess Glynne sings Children in Need single

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jess Glynne’s latest track Take Me Home has been announced as the official single for this year’s BBC Children In Need. The 26-year-old Londoner has so far clocked up five number one singles, including Rather Be with Clean Bandit and Not Letting Go with Tinie Tempah. The song goes on sale today and will help raise money for the Children In Need charity. Talking about the new song, Glynne said, “This is a…

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Reports suggest new Stone Roses album

Reports suggest new Stone Roses album

They’ve just been confirmed as headliners for next year’s T in the Park festival in Scotland – and iconic indie band The Stone Roses could now be about to release new music for the first time since 1994. The quartet just announced they will play the Etihad Stadium in their home city of Manchester on 17 and 18 June and then at T in the Park on 8 July. And now, The Sun reports that…

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Coca-Cola truck is coming to Edinburgh

Coca-Cola truck is coming to Edinburgh

It’s become as synonymous with Christmas as mince pies, mistletoe and tins of Quality Street – and now the Coca-Cola truck is set to return to Edinburgh as part of its annual nationwide tour. The iconic red truck will visit 46 locations across the UK and fans in Edinburgh will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the famous vehicle when it stops outside of ASDA at The Jewel on Monday, November…

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Public Service Broadcasting postpone Edinburgh gig

Public Service Broadcasting postpone Edinburgh gig

Public Service Broadcasting have announced the postponement of the first five dates of their UK tour – including their gig at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall on Tuesday, November 17. In a statement, the band said, “We’re very sorry to have to announce that the first 5 dates of the tour (Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham and Norwich) have been postponed until February next year due to personal, family health reasons. The final 3 dates – Cardiff, Southampton and London – will go…

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Biffy Clyro to road-test new material in Edinburgh

Biffy Clyro to road-test new material in Edinburgh

Biffy Clyro are likely to use to their headline slot at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations to showcase brand new material, AAA can reveal. The three-piece said earlier this year they’d “almost call 2015 a year off”, but they’ve been working in the studio on the follow-up to 2013’s double LP Opposites. At the start of the year, frontman Simon Neil revealed the band have 20 songs – all “80% written” – for their next album. But their…

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Taylor Swift sued over Shake It Off

Taylor Swift sued over Shake It Off

Chart sensation Taylor Swift is being sued for $42m (£27m) for allegedly stealing the lyrics to her hit song Shake It Off. US R&B artist Jesse Braham  – who goes by the stage name Jesse Graham – has claimed in legal papers that Swift stole the words from a song he wrote in 2013, called Haters Gone Hate. As well as the possible cash grab, Mr Braham has demanded that his name be added as a writer…

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Kirsten Adamson to launch debut album at Cab Vol

Kirsten Adamson to launch debut album at Cab Vol

Singer-songwriter Kirsten Adamson is set to launch her debut solo album at Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire on Friday, November 6. The daughter of the late Big Country legend Stuart Adamson told the Dunfermline Press that her album draws on influences from her childhood. “I feel like this album is an exciting introduction to where I’m coming from creatively,” she said. “Sonically, a lot of it is drawn from influences from early childhood. “This was not an intention, but…

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